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Brighton Athletes Commit to Grand Valley, Saginaw Valley State Universities

Seniors Ryan McClelland and Nicholas Mitter signed letters of intent to play baseball and golf in college.

While most Brighton High School seniors are still struggling with one of the most important decisions they will make in their lives - where to attend college - two Bulldog varsity athletes formally signed letters of intent Wednesday night, committing them to playing baseball and golf at Grand Valley State University and Saginaw Valley State University.

Ryan McClelland does everything left-handed, except pitch, and the Bulldogs varsity pitcher will attend Grand Valley State University next year as one of the newest members of the baseball team.

McClelland said he went over his choices with his parents, and just liked Grand Valley over other schools because of the coaches and the campus. He said that he is excited to continue playing his sport after high school.

"It's been my dream since I was little," he said. "I'm nervous and excited at the same time. But I'm going to worry about the high school season before I think about playing college baseball."

After four years playing golf at Brighton High School, Nicholas Mitter will continue his sport at Saginaw Valley State University.

Mitter said the school's nice dorms really factored into his decision along with the newer golf facilities.

"I want to study business accounting and it's one of the top five percent of business schools," he said. "I'm excited to play golf. That's what I like to do and I do it pretty much everyday."

Continue to follow Brighton Patch this year as we cover Brighton's promising athletes as they embark on their college careers.

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